Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith

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On July 9, friends and family of Bradshaw Smith (Founder & Executive Producer of "Broadway Beat" and Applause Video), gathered at the New Signature Theatre space to honor the former cabaret star and beloved videographer at an intimate memorial celebration.
 
The memorial presentation featured speeches and performances by some of Bradshaw's closest friends and colleagues, including Jared Bortz, Mario Cantone, Dan Daly, Jamie deRoy, Julie Halston, Jeff Harnar, Linda Harris, Karen Mason, Susie Mosher, Sidney Myer, Lee Roy Reams, Richard Ridge, Steven Skeels and Todd Stockman.
 
BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the intimate affair below. Click here for a look back at Bradshaw's performance career and here to revisit the best of his work as the theater world's premiere videographer, featuring exclusive clips of Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, Lea Salonga, Angela LansburyGwen Verdon, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway Bares and more.

Bradshaw Smith died on January 16, 2012, at age 57, following a sudden and severe stroke. A native of Ansonia, CT, Brad moved to New York City in the mid 70's. As a cabaret performer he won the first Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Award for Best Male Vocalist and later also won a Back Stage Bistro Award. In 1990, he received the MAC Board of Directors Award for his cable television show Cabaret Beat.

Applause Video was one of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) first and longtime major donors. The company's table at the annual Broadway Flea Market was always a top earner. Bradshaw's brother, RoBert Smith, stated that donations in Bradshaw Smith's name may be sent to Broadway Cares in his brother's honor. The address for BC/EFA is 165 West 46th Street, Suite 1600, New York, NY 10036.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Bradshaw Smith (1954-2012)

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Sidney Myer

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Sidney Myer

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Steven Skeels & Jerad Bortz

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Steven Skeels & Jarad Bortz

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Steven Skeels & Jarad Bortz

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Jeff Harnar

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Dan Daly

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Dan Daly

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Linda Harris

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Todd Stockman

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Todd Stockman

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Todd Stockman

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Todd Stockman

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Julie Halston

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Susie Mosher

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Lee Roy Reams

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Lee Roy Reams

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Lee Roy Reams

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Lee Roy Reams

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith
Richard Ridge

Photo Coverage: Julie Halston, Mario Cantone & More Pay Tribute to Bradshaw Smith

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.